Final month, we obtained a protracted have a look at DokeV, the open-world action-adventure sport from the studio behind Black Desert On-line that is filled with monster catching, goofy minigames, and exploration of what feels like fairly a large open world.
Talking to IGN, lead producer Sangyoung Kim gave a tough concept of the total scope of the world compared to its trailer from the PlayStation Showcase.
“Together with White Whale City, there are two cities proven within the video,” he mentioned. “I’m unsure how one can specific the island’s magnitude, however you possibly can consider it like this: the components of city you’ve seen within the trailer are lower than 10% of the particular island. The map is giant sufficient to maintain you entertained simply by strolling round and exploring the open world.
“We truly rode the skateboard, drifted, and boosted across the island within the sport engine, but it surely took fairly some time to do a full journey round it.”
The skateboards Kim is referring to are proven within the trailer alongside plenty of different attention-grabbing traversal strategies, resembling jet skis, rideable alpacas, umbrellas (used like gliders), bicycles, vehicles, skateboards, and lots extra. And Kim added that these strategies aren’t the one methods you possibly can journey — there are lots extra that have not been proven but, which gamers will be capable to use to “discover freely.”
Plus, Kim mentioned that the world will incorporate day and evening cycles, seasons, and climate as properly — although he famous that it is nonetheless in growth and that is topic to alter.
Kim additionally talked about that it is attainable the sport will get even larger, although it is not clear for now whether or not which means in geographical dimension or simply when it comes to issues to do. Kim confirmed that Pearl Abyss will proceed so as to add new content material after the launch, noting that DokeV is in the end “all about journey and exploration of the open-world.”
Sadly, we’re nonetheless ready for a launch window for now.
“We’re specializing in the event proper now and I believe there shall be a time we will reveal extra about when gamers can anticipate to play our sport,” Kim mentioned. “Nevertheless, what we will promise is we are going to do our greatest to make an excellent sport.”
Kim shared a number of different particulars as properly, resembling the character of DokeV’s multiplayer parts, and slightly concerning the completely different sorts of actions gamers can take part in with their Dokebi past simply battling and exploring, so there’s lots extra to unpack whereas we wait to be taught extra about Pearl Abyss’ upcoming open-world action-adventure and its solid of colourful monsters.
Rebekah Valentine is a information reporter for IGN. Yow will discover her on Twitter @duckvalentine.